Indian Premier League 2021 getting postponed after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19 which resulted in the indefinite suspension of the IPL tournament.
BCCI HAS scheduled India to play the World Test Championship (WTC) closing towards New Zealand in England from June 18 to June 22. After this, Indian batsmen will be tested on the seaming surface towards the England aspect in a five-match Test sequence from August 4.
Sourav Ganguly Confirms Srilanka Tour and IPL 2021 looks incomplete Doubt
However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has quashed all such hopes stating that after WTC, India might be flying to Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI sequence adopted by 5 T20Is. Ganguly additionally confused the truth that IPL 2021 can’t occur in India because the quarantine is fairly robust to deal with. Questions on mind that the remaining IPL will be played?
Going by the ICC’s Future Tours Programme (FTP), India are scheduled to play three T20 matches in Sri Lanka this July. India were also due to play three T20Is and an equal number of ODIs last June in the island nation, but that tour was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
The 48-year-old reckoned that IPL 2021 would have been accomplished however the hassle started when the gamers began testing positive.
“You can say that now in hindsight that the IPL ought to have been referred to as off earlier. Mumbai and Chennai (bio bubbles) didn’t have instances. Only when the IPL reached Delhi and Ahmedabad did the instances rise. People will say quite a lot of issues in any case.
“…we would have continued if there were no cases. We would have completed the IPL. The players were in the bubble and there were no crowds at the venues. Players were not getting infected. Once the players got affected, we called it off. Look at leagues going around the world. They have had Covid cases, but they have continued,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.
As a 20-member Indian squad is set to leave for England in early June to play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-Test series against England, starting on August 4, it’s unlikely that India would be able to send their best team to Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli mentioned that the Sri Lanka tour will only feature white-ball specialists and the red ball specialists will be playing in England Tour.